How to Instantly Get an New Hampshire Birth Certificate

Birth Certificates How to Instantly Get an New Hampshire Birth Certificate

How to Get a Copy of Your New Hampshire Birth Certificate

It can be surprisingly complex to get your New Hampshire birth certificate. First, you have to figure out where in your city to get your birth certificate; then, you have to go through the birth certificate application process and then wait while the birth certificate is processed.

There's no reason why getting your birth certificate needs to be so complex. You should be able to go online to get your birth certificate and print it out. But sadly, you can't. It may even be difficult to find your birth certificate in New Hampshire.

You may need your birth certificate for various reasons: you may have a newborn and want to frame his birth certificate, you may want to replace a lost birth certificate, or you may need a New Hampshire birth certificate to get your passport. Whatever the reason, you'd like your birth certificate fast. This guide will discuss the difference between an informational and authorized birth certificate, how to get your birth certificate, the cost, and how DoNotPay can get your birth certificate faster and easier.

The Difference Between an Authorized and Informational Birth Certificate Copy

Authorized birth certificates are more challenging to get and require a notary's stamp authorizing it as official. You need an authorized birth certificate to:

  • Get your driver's license
  • Get a passport
  • Adopt a child
  • Get married

Informational birth certificates are relatively easy to get and require no notarizations. Informal birth certificates, however, can't be used to get a picture identification or for any legal purpose. They are largely decorative.

You'll need your authorized birth certificate for any legal application where you need to prove your identity.

Who Can Get a Birth Certificate Copy in New Hampshire

Birth certificates are considered private, and the only people who have access to them are people who can prove "direct and tangible" reason to have access to the record. The only exception to this is birth certificates that are more than 100 years old which are considered part of the public record.

How Much Does It Cost to Get  a Birth Certificate Copy in New Hampshire?

You may request certified birth certificates at the following offices:

City/County/State OfficeContact Address and Phone NumberBirth Certificate Processing Fee
New Hampshire Vital Records9 Ratification Way

Concord, NH 03301-2410

Phone: 877-878-8007

Fax: 866-235-8121

First Copy: $15.00

Additional Copies: $10.00

City of DoverCity Clerk's Office

City Hall 288 Central Avenue

Dover, NH 03820

Phone: 603-516-6018

Fax: 603-516-6666

First Copy: $15.00

Additional Copies: $10.00

City of NashuaCity Clerk's Office

City Hall / 229 Main Street

Nashua, NH 03060

Phone: 603-589-3010

Fax: 603-589-3029

First Copy: $15.00

Additional Copies: $10.00

Keene City Clerk3 Washington St

Keene, NH 03431

Phone: 603-352-0133

Fax: 603-283-5653

First Copy: $15.00

Additional Copies: $10.00

The processing fees for certified or authorized copies are the same in all offices. This does not include any credit card transactions or notarization fees, which may be extra depending on where you are in New Hampshire.

You can also request non-certified Heirloom Birth Certificates from the New Hampshire Vital Records for $25 per copy.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in New Hampshire?

In most cases, birth certificates are processed in ten business days, not counting holidays or weekends.

What Documents Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in New Hampshire?

You need to present a driver's license, passport, or other official picture identification along with a copy of form RSA 5-C:102, VI. If you have no official picture ID that the state will accept, you need to fill out a "Documentation Evidence for Individuals Not Possessing An Acceptable Picture Identification." form and then fill out RSA 5-C:102, VI.

How to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in New Hampshire by Yourself

If you want to get a copy of your authorized birth certificate in New Hampshire, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to the state or city office where the birth occurred.
  2. Submit a written request on why you have a "tangible interest" in the birth certificate along with a filled-out copy of form RSA 5-C:102, VI.
  3. You must provide authorized photo identification.
  4. You must have a notarized assignment of access.
  5. You must submit a self-addressed envelope.
  6. You must also pay all fees at that time.

As you can see, getting your birth certificate is a long and complicated process. You may need your birth certificate to get a driver's license and yet need your driver's license to get your birth certificate. What can you do?

Next Steps for Getting a Copy of a Birth Certificate in New Hampshire If You Can't Do It Yourself

You have various options if you don't have the time to go to the statehouse yourself to get your birth certificate.

  1. You can send someone else with a notarized assignment of access and your signature, but unless the form is filled out correctly, people other than the applicant are often refused.
  2. Several online sites claim they will get you your birth certificate, but all of them ask for private information like your social security number, and it's hard to know which ones are legitimate.

Instead of taking the risk of having your personal information stolen or spending time and money you don't have, let DoNotPay do all the hard work for you.

Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate Instantly in New Hampshire With the Help of DoNotPay

Why go through the hassle of getting notarized forms, paying multiple fees, and having to find parking to appear at the statehouse. Let DoNotPay take care of the annoying details for you.

If you want to order/get a birth certificate copy in New Hampshire but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 8 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.
  2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.
  3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.
  4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.*
  5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
  6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
  7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
  8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.

Why You Should Use DoNotPay to Get Your Birth Certificate in New Hampshire

DoNotPay has helped so many people get their birth certificates, and they can help you too! Here's why you should choose DoNotPay!

  • Fast: We offer virtual notary and check mailing services.
  • Easy: Just a few keystrokes, and you're all done.
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